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Reds Vs. Pirates Lineups: Jose Tabata To Play Monday

Here are the lineups for Monday afternoon’s matchup between the first-place Cincinnati Reds and the Pirates.

Drew Stubbs CF
Wilson Valdez SS
Joey Votto 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Chris Heisey LF
Miguel Cairo 3B
Ryan Hanigan C
Bronson Arroyo P

Jose Tabata LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Garrett Jones RF
Matt Hague 1B
Rod Barajas C
Clint Barmes SS
James McDonald P

Tabata exited Sunday’s game with leg cramping, but he’s back in Monday’s lineup. Josh Harrison, who had recently been a lineup fixture, is out. Shortstop Zack Cozart gets a day off for the Reds.

McDonald has struck out at least seven batters in all of his last six starts. Arroyo, however, has pitched well this season, striking out 44 batters and walking just eight in 58.2 innings.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Reds, there’s Red Reporter.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.